Adjudicated Child

Adjudicated Child

A child who has come under a court's jurisdiction, usually for having engaged in delinquent behaviour, and who lacks a legal guardian who can be entrusted with being responsible for him or her.
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Lu Ann Ballew, who adjudicated child welfare cases for Jefferson, Sevier, Cocke and Grainger counties, had told the child's parents--who could not agree on a last name for the child--that they could not name him Messiah because it is a "title" reserved for Jesus Christ.
The Third and the Fourth districts denied relief to an obligor whose criminal actions gave rise to an apparent inability to pay a previously adjudicated child support obligation.